Flyers place forward Oskar Lindblom on waivers, set to be bought out
Oskar Lindblom has been placed on waivers for the purpose of a buyout by the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the team.
“This was a very difficult decision to make and one that we spent a lot of time examining. No one can question the desire, will, and strength to overcome all that Oskar has been through off the ice to return to the game he loves. Further, Oskar’s commitment to his teammates and impact in our room has been immeasurable. He is truly an inspiration to us all and he will always remain a special part of the Philadelphia Flyers family. We wish him all the best as he continues his NHL career.“
Flyers POHO and GM Chuck Fletcher
Although Oskar Lindblom is set to be bought out, the Flyers did announce that Flyers Charities is set to donate $100,000 in Oskar’s name to “a local organization that supports families impacted by cancer”.
Lindblom recorded 50 goals and 47 assists for a total of 97 points with the Flyers in 5 seasons on the ice. Oskar was unfortunately diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in December of 2019, leaving him sidelined all the way until the bubble playoffs that same season.
Lindblom took home the Masterton after the 2020-2021 season, an award given to a player that shows perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
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